Progress Thread First Project Car - Red '93 Notch

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Rdub6

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How far is that place from Bridgeport Ferry? I’m only about 10/15 minutes from the ferry on the other side. Might be a nice summer day trip.
 

James V

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How far is that place from Bridgeport Ferry? I’m only about 10/15 minutes from the ferry on the other side. Might be a nice summer day trip.
Not to far, like 10 - 15 mins. They're pretty helpful. Usually one of the mechanics will take off whatever part you need.
 

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Huh , I've lived in CT. my whole life and never new that was there,
Stratford is only a 20min. ride away, have to keep that in mind.
 

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I like the round for the Foxes. But I like styling cues from the 60’s / 70’s muscle cars if possible (my white shifter ball). That “D” shape reminds me of more modern cars. Just my opinion..... get what you like!!

I have this one on my “wish list”
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I like the round for the Foxes. But I like styling cues from the 60’s / 70’s muscle cars if possible (my white shifter ball). That “D” shape reminds me of more modern cars. Just my opinion..... get what you like!!

I have this one on my “wish list”
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hmmm, I like the looks of that wheel, and the Mustang logo horn button...
 

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Just changed the title of my paint thread because I think there was some confusion with my previous progress thread. Now let me remember what I wrote :thinking:

Figured I'd make a progress thread since im always on here posting, asking questions, and what not. I bought my 1993 Notchback 2 years ago. It was originally a 4 cyl. swapped to a 5.0 (swap done by the previous owner). Vin check said the car was originally purchased in Oklahoma with an estimated 12 owners! Somehow it found it's way to New England. I don't really have a "build goal" as of yet. I just want to make a nice cruiser that looks good, by fixing all the previous owners mistakes.. and then eventually adding power. Like the title states, this is my first project car and I'm using it as a way to learn more about how everything works so bare with me.


Things I've upgraded/changed already:
New body trim... Window moldings... Headlights... Tires... front air deflector... 5 inch cowl... Mac prochamber H pipe... Flowmaster 44 muffler and tail pipes... Aluminum drive shaft... Leather back seat... Hurst short throw shifter... Arm rest center console... New headliner... Floor mats... Radiator, shroud and clutch fan... Tensioner... 130 amp 3g alternator... Idle air control... Starter solenoid... BAP sensor...

Car came with:
Tubular subframe connectors... BBK shorties… 373 gears...

Wish List:
PAINT JOB... Get AC working... Add a radio...

And now for the pics...

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After bringing it home the first day. Drove an hour and 30 mins to get it. Got caught it a snow storm and had to leave it in a commuter lot overnight. Don't know how we made it home after realizing all the issues it had!


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Took a picture next to my old Subaru before I sold it for a more reliable daily, I miss that spoiler..
also rockin a subie (as my DD) and lovin it.
 
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He's looking at you like there's no way your making him ride with you in that car. Lol
 
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@Davedacarpainter so I think I want to patch those holes in the bumper cover and I wanted to get your opinion on the best option to do it? I already have fiberglass mats, resin, and bondo available if those are good options.

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